what are you crying about?
what are you crying about?
The in-stadium PA announcer for the running events in Sacramento is absolutely atrocious. Not only is he commentating as if he's on television (PA announcing is meant to be completely different), but he's getting so many things wrong left and right. No breaks. Just 33 minutes of a guy blabbering stream of consciousness thoughts into a microphone. He even editorialized at the end, refering to himself and his opinions on who looked the best in the race. Completely inappropriate for PA announcing.
65 on final lap of a 10k
88 on final lap of 1500m
It’s under protest right now. I think coaches are trying to get Kemboi DQed because of the 1500 earlier??
Kemboi 65 second final lap in the 10k, that is pretty fast. Can she take down Chelangat?
I mean realistically there was a documented and very blatant honest effort violation. Just like you don't get to declare and then not participate, you also do not get to declare and then make no honest competitive effort. Here the athlete made no effort to hide it at all. Not sure it has ever been applied, but it is misconduct and I do not know how much more obvious it can be.
There is no longer an honest effort rule in the NCAA rulebook. I only learned this a few weeks ago at our conference championship meet. Given that, I don't see what rule a coach would cite when filing a protest.
Something clearly needs to be done as this type of situation tonight is bad for the sport. But until there is a new, clear, and enforceable rule, we will continue to see things like this.
You can also say the same thing about Allie Jones of USC in the long jump, who was a no show. She's already in the heptathlon.
Thanks for the info. I guess that explains why she was willing to be so obvious about it. It does not explain why she didn't scratch during the declaration period. Clearly a substitute rule is needed.
They were putting in an honest effort unlike the east regional.
Technically, these races are no longer even regionals, they are just prelim heats for nationals. No region champ, no all region team. So really not much incentive to go fast.
East regional barely an honest effort with their ridiculous jumbo pack running. West coast put up a serious effort with killer times.
there still is a reference to an "honest effort" however all it says now is you have to compete in an honest manner which is pretty vague.
Did letsrun really delete the thread about Evelyn Kemboi and the 1500m and how she should have been DQ’ed from the meet?
why? Because people were critical of her coach? I don’t get it.
Never mind, they changed the name.